- The proposed regulation would arm the EU with a counterstrike capability if non-EU countries take economic action against a Member State.
- Where a Member State is subject to economic interferences from non-EU states that affect its legitimate sovereign choices.
- The European Commission to take some or all of the following measures against the interfering state:
- Impose tariffs;
- Implement quotas;
- Restrict access to EU financial markets; or
- Reduce intellectual property protections